Friday, 23 October 2009 00:00
Registration for the annual Senior Citizen Seasonal Flu Immunization Program is now under way. Hempstead Town, in cooperation with Nassau University Medical Center, will be providing seasonal flu vaccinations for senior residents age 60 or older at several town locations.
“Hempstead Town is pleased to be able to partner with Nassau University Medical Center once again to provide this valuable immunization program to area seniors,” Supervisor Kate Murray said. “The health and well-being of our seniors is a top concern to us here in the Town of Hempstead. The seasonal Influenza vaccine could prevent seniors from catching the flu or may lessen its severity.”
Flu vaccines are provided with no out-of-pocket cost to the seniors. The administrating hospital will bill insurance companies; however, there will be no co-payments for those receiving flu shots. The registration process has begun and interested seniors are requested to register in person at their local senior center at least 10 days in advance.
Immunizations will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as follows:
Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Place, Franklin Square (328-3010)
Uniondale-Merrick Senior Center, 750 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale (538-5050)
Wantagh Senior Center, 1150 Seamans Neck Road, Wantagh (785-8505)
Green Acres Senior Center, 400 Flower Road, Valley Stream (872-8810)
Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick (868-4777)
Levittown Senior Center, 555 N. Newbridge Rd., Levittown (433-5454)
“As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the seasonal flu vaccine as a first step against contracting the flu, I encourage seniors to make this vaccine part of their healthy lifestyle,” Supervisor Murray said.
For further information please contact your local Town of Hempstead senior center or call the Department of Senior Enrichment at 485-8100.